1972 Benson & Hedges Cup

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1972 Benson & Hedges Cup
Administrator(s) Test and County Cricket Board
Cricket format Limited overs cricket
(55 overs per innings)
Champions Leicestershire (1st title)
Participants 20
Matches played 47
Most runs 284 Mike Proctor (Gloucestershire)
Most wickets 18 Garth McKenzie (Leicestershire)
1973

The 1972 Benson & Hedges Cup was the first competing of cricket’s Benson & Hedges Cup. The competition was won by Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Midlands Group[edit]

Team Pld W L BP Pts BowSR
Leicestershire 4 4 0 4 16 30.125
Warwickshire 4 3 1 1 10 45.276
Worcestershire 4 2 2 1 7 45.071
Northamptonshire 4 1 3 0 3 66.278
Cambridge University 4 0 4 0 0 77.786

Northern Group[edit]

Team Pld W L BP Pts BowSR
Yorkshire 4 3 1 2 11 34.750
Lancashire 4 3 1 2 11 39.138
Nottinghamshire 4 3 1 1 10 45.276
Derbyshire 4 1 3 0 3 44.786
Minor Counties North 4 0 4 0 0 55.000

Southern Group[edit]

Team Pld W L BP Pts BowSR
Sussex 4 3 1 1 10 34.917
Middlesex 4 3 1 1 10 47.000
Kent 4 2 2 2 8 37.235
Surrey 4 2 2 1 7 37.429
Essex 4 0 4 0 0 43.833

Western Group[edit]

Team Pld W L BP Pts BowSR
Glamorgan 4 3 1 2 11 40.800
Gloucestershire 4 3 1 1 10 33.703
Somerset 4 2 2 2 8 34.270
Hampshire 4 2 2 1 7 34.882
Minor Counties South 4 0 4 0 0 43.321

Quarter-Finals[edit]

14 June 1972
(scorecard)
Glamorgan
104/9 (55 overs)
v
Warwickshire
108/5 (45.5 overs)
Peter Walker 22
Lance Gibbs 2/5 (11 overs)
Deryck Murray 28 *
Don Shepherd 2/22 (11 overs)
Warwickshire won by 5 wickets
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Umpires: Ray Julian & Alan Whitehead
Player of the match: Deryck Murray (Warwickshire)
14 June 1972
(scorecard)
Lancashire
135 all out (55 overs)
v
Leicestershire
138/3 (49.4 overs)
Barry Wood 29
Ray Illingworth 3/30 (10 overs)
Barry Dudleston 65 *
Barry Wood 2/39 (11 overs)
Leicestershire won by 7 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Sam Cook & George Pope
Player of the match: Barry Dudleston (Leicestershire)
14 June 1972
(scorecard)
Gloucestershire
238/9 (55 overs)
v
Middlesex
176 all out (49.5 overs)
Roger Knight 92
Mike Selvey 5/39 (11 overs)
Clive Radley 63
Tony Brown 4/43 (11 overs)
Gloucestershire won by 62 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: John Arnold & John Langridge
Player of the match: Roger Knight (Gloucestershire)
14, 15 June 1972
(scorecard)
Sussex
85 all out (51.1 overs)
v
Yorkshire
89/5 (51 overs)
Roger Prideaux 25
Don Wilson 3/18 (11 overs)
Geoffrey Boycott 24
Tony Greig 3/15 (11 overs)
Yorkshire won by 5 wickets
Park Avenue Cricket Ground, Bradford
Umpires: Eddie Phillipson & Albert Rhodes
Player of the match: Don Wilson (Yorkshire)
  • Reserve day used. Yorkshire were 19/2 (12.3 overs) at the close of the scheduled day’s play

Semi-Finals[edit]

28 June 1972
(scorecard)
Warwickshire
96 all out (39.5 overs)
v
Leicestershire
98/3 (37.2 overs)
Norman McVicker 23
Garth McKenzie 3/19 (11 overs)
Barry Dudleston 30
Lance Gibbs 3/18 (11 overs)
Leicestershire won by 7 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Jack Crapp & John Langridge
Player of the match: Ray Illingworth (Leicestershire)
28 June 1972
(scorecard)
Gloucestershire
131 all out (55 overs)
v
Yorkshire
134/3 (48.4 overs)
David Shepherd 40
Chris Old 3/13 (11 overs)
Geoffrey Boycott 75 *
Tony Brown 2/16 (11 overs)
Yorkshire won by 7 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Charlie Elliott & Peter Wight
Player of the match: Geoffrey Boycott (Yorkshire)

Final[edit]

22 July 1972
(scorecard)
Yorkshire
136/9 (55 overs)
v
Leicestershire
140/5 (46.5 overs)
Leicestershire won by 7 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: David Constant & Tom Spencer
Player of the match: Chris Balderstone (Leicestershire)

See also[edit]